Happy Easter, Philadelphia!
With the Easter holiday comes a score of themed dinners, brunches and events in neighborhoods across the city. From family-friendly egg hunts and prix-fixe brunch to South Street’s annual Easter promenade an Easter Sunday Zombie Bar Crawl, the happening are nearly endless.
The Franklin Flea indoor market returns for a new season of vintage and handmade treasure-hunting at the historic Strawbridge’s Building. Plus, on opening day which is Saturday, April 19, chef Eli Kulp of High Street on Market brings artisan sandwiches, spiked punch and canned beer to the space.
The Oval, the pop-up park on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, hosts a slew of open-air fun as it presents Farm Fest at The Oval complete with craft beer, live music, games, food trucks, local drinks from nearby farms, a petting zoo and more.
Plus, we just updated our brunch guide for spring 2014, so read it, bookmark it and definitely use it.
This weekend’s weather forecast calls for mostly sunny skies and temps in the mid-60s making for an ideal weekend to enjoy an array of alfresco events.
Our top picks for this weekend, below.
Friday, April 18
Top Pick: Farm Fest at The Oval (Fri, Sat)
Top Pick: Manayunk Restaurant Week (Fri, Sat)
Top Pick: Philadelphia Book Festival (Fri, Sat)
Top Pick: Colonial Spring Break at the National Constitution Center (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Treasures from Korea at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Hayrides to Bunnyland at Linvilla Orchards (Fri, Sat)
Yinka Shonibare MBE: Magic Ladders at The Barnes Foundation (Fri, Sat, Sun)
The Train Driver at St. Stephen Theater (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Saturday, April 19
Top Pick: Our Brand-New Guide to Brunch in Philadelphia (Sat, Sun)
Top Pick: Center City Jazz Festival
More happenings, below.
Philadanco’s Blood, Sweat, and Dance (Fri, Sat)
Frogs: Nature’s Messenger at Adventure Aquarium (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Sunday, April 20 — Happy Easter!
Top Pick: Free Yoga at Race Street Pier
Top Pick: Philly Black Gay Pride Festival — Opening Day!
Top Pick: Extended Spring Break Hours at The Franklin Institute (Fri, Sat, Sun)
One Day in Pompeii at The Franklin Institute (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Shattering Expectations: Mosaic 2014 at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens (Fri, Sat, Sun) — Closing Day!
Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat at the Arden Theatre (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Romeo and Juliet at the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Arsenic and Old Lace at the Walnut Street Theatre (Fri, Sat, Sun)